Personal Goals I Want to Achieve as a University of Phoenix Student
Until now I have never been asked to write about my personal goals in a paper. So, as I
sat down to brainstorm, I discovered that I did not have very many goals. I found that I listed
more reasons to achieve my goals than actual goals. This made writing this paper a great deal
harder than I thought. Although, the results were very interesting since I had to think about what
I wanted out of life and why. I realized I have educational, personal and career goals that I
want to achieve.
My educational goals are learning how to gather, retain, plan and use the information
that I am learning. I must relearn how to be a student. I must read, research, explain, write and
report information. I intend to use the University's library and the internet and my peers to help
me get adjusted. I am also trying to adjust to online classes. This is my first on-line course and
the teaching method is the exact opposite of the way I was taught. So, I am learning several
Another goal is to get a bachelor degree in accounting. I realize getting my degree will
take me a little longer than most to obtain my degree because I am planning to drop out of
school during tax season. I cannot work two jobs and go to school at the same time. It would
not be fair to other students or me because I could not devote the amount of time it takes. But,
once I have completed my degree maybe I can continue to further my education; who knows
maybe even complete my master's degree. Completing my degree should enable me to get a
better job and make more money. I do like my current job and my coworkers but I do not
respect the managers. They are the worst professionals I have ever worked for. For this
reason, I always keep my eyes open for a better job. There have been several jobs advertised
that requires a bachelor degree. I would never apply even though I have the experience; I did
not think they would hire me. Sometimes I would apply just to get an interview; even though I
knew I would not get the job. I figure it would give me more experience for the future.
Many jobs required a licensed CPA but I do not want to be a CPA. Hopefully, my degree and
experience will qualify me for the job. If not, it was not meant to be.
My career goal is quite simple. I would like advance in the accounting field maybe go
into finance. To reach these goals I must do several things. I need learn to trust people.
Dealing with the public, I am told many lies and excuses which tends to make me not trust
people. As each day goes by, I am starting to regain trust because of the peers. I see they work
hard and try to help each other. This gives me a little more faith in people. So, once I complete
my degree, it will show my employer that I am a dedicated and hard working employee.
The most important goals to me are my personal goals. I must learn to handle day-to-
day issues. Now that I am back in school I must change my life. What I mean is I must make
decisions about my everyday life. I have to learn to balance my personal life, my job and my
studies. To do this I have set up a calendar and blocked off times for each one. My biggest
block is work, then school, then personal things. It is very hard trying to balance everything. I
think it is even harder trying to retain the new information. Now that I am older, I find my mind
is thinking of everything, the holidays, my mother illness, school work, my family and work.
Often I even wake-up in the middle of the night and start making a list of everything that is has
to be done. So, I started keep a pen and paper beside the bed to write down everything.
The older I get the more I forget.
When I have completed my goals my husband, family...
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